Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Before and After...a quick fixer upper.

Wanna sit here a while with me and have a glass of wine? Oops, it's still morning...make that COFFEE! We can chat about our love of junk, right?! Tell me what you like to do with your junk...do you usually love it as is, all natural in it's former self? Or do you like to give your junk a bit of a fresh facelift? How do you decide?

That decision for me is sometimes quite easy, but sometimes also quite difficult. I love the natural time worn elegance and "life" marks most pieces present to me. Sometimes, however, a fresh look is in order. Take a look at the picture below. The wood trim on this room divider is dark and gets lost between the sweet toile panels. I debated. Facelift won.

And below is the after. The wood now frames the toile and brings out a lighter tone to the entire look of the room divider. The pictures really don't show how gorgeous this is (had to flash, sorry!)....and it looks SaWeet by my bistro set.

Tempted. To. Keep. It. But since it blocks the view out the door, I won't. You'll find this item at JunkFest! And a whole lot more!


  1. Sweet bistro set and the facelift for the divider was just what it needed. Smart choice.

    BTW, it's 5 o'clock somewhere!

  2. *sniff*
    I wanna come to JunkFest!!!!! And... bring the room divider back home with me. THAT LOOKS AWESOME!!! So does the chair... I love that chair!

    I'm so geographically misplaced.

    ;-D robelyn

  3. Nice update for the room divider and great color on the chair!

    Hope you will please drop by and enter my $50 Overstock.com Gift Card Giveaway!! Hometalk has said if I get 500 entries, they will increase the Gift Card to $100.

  4. Wow. I guess I didn't win the trip from the tourism board. Darn them anyway.

    With furniture painting, the piece always tells me what to do. If it doesn't talk to me, I leave the garage sale without out it, no matter how good of a deal it is!

  5. I think you made the right decision with the screen. The lighter color is much more complimentary to the fabric plus, I think that dark finishes can sometimes appear too formal. With my pieces, it's difficult to decide sometimes. If they have a lot of character, I often leave them alone or do a minimal overhaul. If there's nothing really special about them, I try to give them some zing! With some pieces, they just scream for a particular color paint! Anyway, I wish I was going to beo there to see your wonderful items. Have a great sale! ~Leena~


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